Lisburn men sign up to lead Royal Irish Rifles

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As well as the hundreds of men who answered the call in Lisburn and the surrounding towns and villages, many officers were enlisted from Lisburn.

The Commanding Officer of A Company of the Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), Major A P Jenkins was from Lisburn.

He was wounded at the Battle of the Somme and taken prisoner by the Germans.

The Second in Command of C Company, Captain Cecil Ewart, was also from Lisburn and was killed in action at the Somme.

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